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Lefkada Forgotten Islands: Full-Day Cruise with Lunch

1. Lefkada Forgotten Islands: Full-Day Cruise with Lunch

The cruise departs from Nidri harbour on the east coast of Lefkada island. Relax on your own on board sunbed as you cruise down the Meganisi channel in the morning sun, visiting first the famous Cave of Papanikolis on Meganisi.  Next stop is the deserted island of Formikula, in the middle of crystal clear waters, the perfect place for a morning swim. You then move on to the island of Kastos, where the boat will anchor in the picturesque harbourside village. There is a beautiful old church to visit and alleyways of traditional stone built houses. Departing the village, the group moves a short way along the coast to the remote beach of Limni. There is time here for guests to have a swim - and the waters at Limni beach are perfect for snorkeling.  A freshly prepared buffet lunch is served on-board. There is rice salad, Greek salad with feta cheese, meatballs, chicken fillet, pasta salad, tzatziki…all served with local Lefkadan wine and soft drinks. After lunch, you move on to the island of Kalamos. Kalamos island is almost entirely covered with forest and has some of the most spectacular beaches in the region. After, head towards the third and fourth swimming stops, the beaches of Asproyiali and Skorpios.

Nydri: Boat Cruise to Porto Katsiki, Egremni and Agiofilli

2. Nydri: Boat Cruise to Porto Katsiki, Egremni and Agiofilli

Swim at 3 beaches that can only be accessed by boat on this tour to Porto Katsiki, Egremni and Agiofilli beach from Nydri. Snap pictures of the Greek coast and spot marine wildlife. Depart from the port of Nidri in the morning. Admire the small green islands that dot the deep blue bay. Stop at Egremni beach where the boat will stop for two hours of soaking up the sun on this pristine, remote beach. Sail to the western part of Lefkada to swim for an hour at Porto Katsiki. Head to Agiofilli for an afternoon dip. Marvel at the views on your return to Nydri.

Nydri: Island-hopping Boat Cruise with Lunch and Drinks

3. Nydri: Island-hopping Boat Cruise with Lunch and Drinks

Swim in beautiful bays and eat authentic Greek food with drinks on this cruise to the islands of Lefkada and Meganisi from Nidri. See Giovanni's cave and have some free time to explore the village of Spartochori. Depart from the port of Nidri and sail into the historic Papanikolis cave. Head to Giovanni's cave where you can jump in the crystal waters. Continue to Spartochori, a traditional Greek village on Meganisi island. Take some free time to walk around or enjoy a coffee before boarding the boat to Lakka beach. Savor a real Greek lunch served with cool drinks. Go to a swimming spot by the mysterious private island of Scorpio before heading back to Nydri port.

Lefkada: Sea Kayak Experience in the Rouda Bay Sea Caves

4. Lefkada: Sea Kayak Experience in the Rouda Bay Sea Caves

Meet your guide at the beach of Mikros Gialos on the South side of Lefkada island. After a short safety briefing, your guides will provide you with all the necessary equipment and you'll set off. Together with your group, you will start paddling along the coastline and in and out of magnificent sea caves in blue waters of the Ionian Sea. Enjoy swimming at picturesque secluded beaches and snorkel around, visiting the sea caves of Lefkada, which are adorned with stunning stalactites. The distance covered while paddling is approximately 4 nautical miles. A traditional Greek snack and picnic will also be provided!

Nydri: Full-Day Sailing Cruise with Swim Stops & Meal

5. Nydri: Full-Day Sailing Cruise with Swim Stops & Meal

Discover the small paradise islands of Lefkada on a luxurious sailboat cruise. Enjoy a carefree day as the captain pulls the anchor and takes you out to sea. Take a dip in the water, try local food, and admire stunning views as you sail along. Meet your captain and board the sailboat to have a cup of coffee with a view of the bay. Leaving Nydri behind, reach your first stop, a secluded beach. After spending time swimming in the warm waters come back on board for an optional breakfast. Continue on to another nearby island to enjoy more swimming in turquoise waters. Admire the natural beauty of the islands and try to spot dolphins and seals following the boat. Have the opportunity to snorkel and take underwater photos with a camera lent to you by the captain or just relax under the sun on the beach. When you are ready for lunch come on board and enjoy a complimentary drink and delicious local cuisine served by the friendly crew. After the meal, sail to the last stop of the cruise. If weather permits, raise the sails so that you feel the freedom of sailing with the wind. As you soak in the beautiful scenery enjoy your afternoon coffee and some fresh fruit before you return to the port of Nidri in the early evening.

Lefkada: Full Day Sea Kayaking Tour

6. Lefkada: Full Day Sea Kayaking Tour

Hop in a kayak for a full day of exploring in the waters around the Lefkada Archipelago, known to be one of the most protected and calm seas in the world. Go on a cave tour, snorkel around a coral reef, and make pit stops for snacks and lunch on remote beaches.   Meet your guide at the Nydri Port and start by familiarizing yourself with the kayaking equipment. Paddle three miles up the coast to Red Rock Beach where you will stop for a swim and have snacks to keep you energized. Check out the mythic caves of Messini before paddling towards the island of Meganisi. Make a 45-minute stop on the uninhabited island of Thilia for snorkeling and lunch. Explore Meganisi, a relatively undiscovered island off the west coast of the Greek mainland. From there, head to Skorpios, a private island owned by the family of Greek shipping magnate Aristotle Onassis. Finally, kayak the perimeter of the island of Madouri before returning back to Nydri Port.

Lefkada: Olive Museum Fabbrica Ticket and Guided Tour

7. Lefkada: Olive Museum Fabbrica Ticket and Guided Tour

Visiting the Olive Museum "Fabbrica" in Syvros, gives you the opportunity to uncover the secrets of both the traditional and modern olive oil making in Greece. You will be greeted by a guide, who will guide you through your entire visit. Your first stop will the video area, where a short video will show you how olive oil is produced nowadays. Next, your guide will take you through the old process of olive oil making in the actual 19th century olive mill. Here you will discover the old machinery and slowly find out the most important information regarding olive oil production (modern and old) along with the nutritional value of olive oil. Your visit will end with a tasting session in the old warehouse room of the mill. Here, you will taste and enjoy varieties of high quality extra virgin olive oil and a carefully selected, handcrafted local products.

Mikros Gialos: Hidden Blue Cave Half-Day Guided Kayak Trip

8. Mikros Gialos: Hidden Blue Cave Half-Day Guided Kayak Trip

Explore the turquoise waters of Lefkada island on this kayaking tour from Mikros Gialos. Visit a hidden cave and use the included high-quality snorkeling gear to explore the red star fish in an underwater world. Keep your things dry with the included dry bag.  Set off from the beautiful beach of Mikros Gialos, and paddle southeast along the coast. Keep your energy up with coffee, biscuits, and fruit. Observe unique geological formations and learn about then and local history from your guide.  Reach the Blue Cave thorugh a hidden entrance and enjoy its ethereal blue light. Stop at numerous stunning swimming spots along the way. Snorkel in a spot where there is a seabed blanketed in large red starfish. Return to Mikros Gialos beach at the end of your tour. 

From Nidri: Group or Private Snorkeling Cruise & Lunch

9. From Nidri: Group or Private Snorkeling Cruise & Lunch

The Marine Adventure cruise takes you to the best snorkel sites on the east coast of Lefkada and Meganisi island, from seagrass meadows to exciting underwater caves. Learn about the local marine wildlife - above and below the water - and use our on-board species guides and materials to record your sightings. There are fun activities for children too. A BBQ lunch with wine and soft drinks is included, plus high-quality snorkel masks and flippers in adults and childrens sizes.

Lefkada: Guided Half-day Island Stand-up Paddleboarding Tour

10. Lefkada: Guided Half-day Island Stand-up Paddleboarding Tour

Discover the diverse natural attractions of Lefkada from the vantage point of a stand-up paddleboard. On this unique half-day guided tour, embark on a sightseeing adventure filled with paddling, diving, and swimming in the pristine waters of Rouda Bay. Visit places also frequented by marine life. Begin your tour with a brief orientation on the activity and equipment preparation. Set out from Makros Gialos Beach and paddle to a cave with a small beach inside that serves as a winter home for seals. The deep waters of the caves around Rouda are also an inviting home for turtles and dolphins. Paddle onwards to arrive at Persistera Beach, accessible only by water. Pause to swim in the crystal-clear water in this beautiful setting. Further on, continue to the western cape of the bay, where you can make a splash with some aerial diving from the natural heights. Afterwards, rest for a moment with the balmy ocean air on your cheeks and regain your energy with a snack of coffee, fruit, biscuits, and juice. Next, explore the eastern cape and admire its limestone slopes. Peer inside a final cave before paddling homewards.

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What people are saying about Lefkada

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 49 reviews

Amazing trip for swimming and snorkeling in beautiful locations around Lefkada. The team was extremely friendly, always helpful and eager to meet our every need. The food options were healthy and diverse and the cocktails one of the best we’ve had.

A most excellent adventure! Alex was the best, a Great Greek Guide! Lots of fun surprises and a trip to remember! I highly suggest this fun kayak adventure! Thank you Alex!!!

Very nice! Wonderful excursion with good staff. The boat was so nice. The lunch buffet was incredibly good. Do not miss.

I would definitely recommend sea kayaking in rounda bay with Alexis!

Simply fantastic and super nice crew. Shouldn't be missed.